hi every body,
I am preparing a lecture about african art for the university's students and art educators in Finland.
Due to my short experiences of teaching art here in europe and in Tanzania where I come from, I found that a knowledge about african arts is very limited to the majority of westerners.
This situation has rise up many questions into my brain especial when it is a time to prest my lectures. I found out a dificulties on where to start.
I am keen to know and discuss about,
- what kind of things does students (in western culture) learn about african arts at their earliest ages of elemental and secondary
- what was the main purpose on exportation of African art to USA or Europe during that movement of colonial power periods in
- why it was important thing for the professional art dealers, museums or government programs and public in general being involving on
exporting it to their countries?
- how then an african arts has been used in western cultural and societies until today?
though I am a longtime member of teach art exchange. I haven't been active in responding to many of articles posted by other
members. Instead, I had been followings all dialogues in order to be up-to-date.
This is because at the moment my main focus and time is on doing final work and exams which I suppose to graduate in December
2007 for B.F.A .
Wood Duncan, I admiring of your art worrks and wisdom ,
big respects too to all of Teach art exchange members and operators.
TURKU ARTS ACADEMY
FineArts and Photography Department
Turku University of Applied Science FINLAND